Have you ever realised the fact that, even thought Pulitzer and World Photo Press award’s has been given to refugees photographs focused on children’s frames, none of the journalists really tried to enhance their feelings?
Have you ever realised that, according to Waldorf library, child’s drawing certainly have the power to “unburden thoughts that have not been worked through, and help create the possibility to be able to confront one’s actual living situation with renewed forces”?
As a volunteer and independent journalist, I have made myself the decision to come to Athens, Greece, not only to see how is the refugees’ situation like and help in whatever it’s necessary, but as well to promote some activities for those who are slowly and painfully losing the most precious period of life: the childhood. Every day, the drawing activities at the Piraeus’ port revels “their hops, dreams, wishes, visions, and also anxieties, fears, hurts, and worries about past and future”.
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Fatima, 5, Syria
“I don’t know how to draw perfectly. I am shy.”
Youssef Souqi, 9, Syria
“My brother is alone in Germany, with some of my parents’ friends. We have been trying so far to reach him, but it’s been impossible. My biggest dream is all of us, together.”
Rauan Taleb, 6, Syria
“That’s me. I love drawings. It makes me fell that I am inside in my own’s dream.”
Ahmad Arnawt, 12, Syria
“I am alone here. All my family is still there trying to survive. This drawing represents my father, mother and brother. And my country. Sometimes I just close my eyes and I fell like home. I miss them so much.”
Bayane Taleb, 10, Syria
“In Syria there’s no more flowers. I love flowers, because it means life, lightness and love. All I want back to my life, to my country.”
Asma, 10, Afghanistan
“Right: my country’s flag. Left: Greece’s, where I live at least for now. In the middle, SpongeBob, my favorite animation. But I can not watch anymore, there’s no TV here at the port.”
Hebir Sakr, 13, Afghanistan
“This week the olympic torch passed here before reaching Brazil for Rio 2016 but I didn’t have the chance to see it. This is the former Brazilian volleyball player @giovanegavio carrying it. I wish I could go to Rio de Janeiro to see the Olympics – that would be a dream.”
Sabawon Iatebzi, 14, Afghanistan
“I love my country and it lives in my heart because I miss it sooooo much.”
Linin Jozil, 9, Iraq
“This is my hometown Bagdad, and myself. Ah, and the rainbow, so colorful. I miss the colors of my country. I miss a lot of things actually.”
Thank you so much!
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